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The Resource Ralph F. Gates oral history

Ralph F. Gates oral history

Label
Ralph F. Gates oral history, 1971 Feb. 3
Title
Ralph F. Gates oral history
Inclusive dates
1971 Feb. 3
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains a transcript draft and tape of an interview with Ralph F. Gates conducted by Randall Jehs. Gates discusses his family and childhood; his political views; Indiana Republican politics and his involvement; practicing law; the Ku Klux Klan; the American Legion; and running for Governor and his term in office. He also talks about Albert Beveridge, Arch Bobbitt, Homer Capehart, Henry Schricker, Henry Wallace, James E. Watson, Wendell Willkie, and various other Indiana political figures
Biographical or historical data
Ralph Fesler Gates was born in 1893 in Columbia City, Indiana. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he returned home to enter his father's law practice. In 1944, Gates was elected Governor of Indiana. After leaving office in 1949, he returned to his Columbia City law practice. In addition to his legal activities, Gates served as Indiana Commander of the American Legion, Republican Party District Chairman (1926-1941), Chairman of the Indiana State Republican Central Committee (1941-1944), and a national committeeman of the Republican Party. He died on July 28, 1978.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1893-1978
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Gates, Ralph F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gates, Ralph F.
  • Beveridge, Albert J.
  • Bobbitt, Arch N
  • Capehart, Homer E.
  • Schricker, Henry F.
  • Wallace, Henry A.
  • Watson, James E.
  • Willkie, Wendell L.
  • Republic Party (Ind.)
  • Republic Party (Ind.)
  • American Legion
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Lawyers
  • Governors
  • Political campaigns
  • Indiana
Label
Ralph F. Gates oral history
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/OH020_Gates_Ralph_H_Oral_History.pdf
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552325
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in Manuscript Reading Room.
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
No photocopying allowed
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211388
  • (OCoLC)247211388
Terms governing use
Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.
Type of unit
  • transcript draft
  • reel -to-reel tape
Label
Ralph F. Gates oral history
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/OH020_Gates_Ralph_H_Oral_History.pdf
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552325
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid available in Manuscript Reading Room.
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
No photocopying allowed
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211388
  • (OCoLC)247211388
Terms governing use
Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.
Type of unit
  • transcript draft
  • reel -to-reel tape

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